Distal leaves ovate to very short-lanceolate, 0.7-1.3 mm, leaf base not differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short-rectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.4-1.7 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores densely spinose. Calyptra smooth
Capsules mature late winter-spring. Soil; low to moderate elevations; Ala., Ark., Ill., N.C., Tex.
The short leaves and short seta are good field characters for Bruchia hallii, but the spores must be examined to distinguish it from B. fusca.